First round intrigue

April 26, 2009

Richard Cato, blogging from the NFL draft, sums up the first round:

The Detroit Lions came to a record-setting agreement with top pick Matt Stafford late last night. So much for a surprise with the top pick. Luckily the rest of the first round made up for it. From the surprising slide of top wide receiver Michael Crabtree to trades to tough decisions, the first round had some interesting developments.

Stafford “overrated”?

April 25, 2009

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Richard Cato is blogging from the NFL draft:

Cheers of “overrated” greeted top overall pick Matt Stafford as Detroit wasted no time in selecting the quarterback with the number one overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Lions fans, with a strong showing up on the 3rd balcony here at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, were visibly upset and the feeling had nothing to do with his arm strength or abilities as a player.

Jets get their man

April 25, 2009

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Richard Cato is blogging from the NFL draft:

Following the retirement of Brett Farve, the Jets were in the market for a new franchise quarterback.  A timely trade with the Cleveland Browns solved that dillema and at the same time placated the Jets faithful.  Trading its first and second picks in addition to a few minor players, the Jets were able to claim USC standout Mark Sanchez with the 5th pick in the 2009 draft.  Sanchez had gained much attention in the days leading up to the draft.

Credit crunch hits NFL staff

By Reuters Staff
February 25, 2009

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has taken a pay cut of more than 20 percent as part of league belt-tightening moves that include the elimination of 169 staff jobs, the NFL said on Wednesday.

Farewell to Favre for a second time

February 11, 2009

New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre has retired from the NFL after 18 record-breaking seasons and one Super Bowl championship.